Glittering awards ceremony celebrating the best of UK recruitment talent

From celebrating some of the most innovative and fast-growing recruitment agencies in the UK, to commending individual success stories, TV impressionist Alistair McGowan played host

 to The Recruit Venture Group’s biggest awards ceremony yet.

 

Held in central London on Saturday (October 13) at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 15 awards were contested by nearly 50 independent recruitment businesses based up and down the country.

 

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

 

Attended by more than 200 recruitment industry professionals, directors, consultants, managers, trainees and other staff, the awards continue to grow in size and stature as number of agencies competing for awards increases.

The awards are a celebration of the achievements of the agencies launched since 2011 with the help of The Recruit Venture Group, which funds and provides ongoing support to 49 independent recruitment businesses across the UK. Its tagline is ‘support, create, invest, grow’, in reference to the fact that its joint venture model breaks down barriers to enable talented recruitment professionals to launch their own businesses.

 

Judges for the awards were Paul Mizen, Managing Director of The Recruit Venture Group, along with David Head, CEO and Becky Wilson of renowned industry publisher Recruitment International.

The Recruit Venture Group Awards Judges 2018

Paul Mizen said:The Recruit Venture Group Awards are an opportunity to reflect on some amazing achievements over the past year, not just by the prize winners, but by everybody.

“Not only do we have more recruitment businesses competing for awards each year, the size of each of those businesses also continues to grow, making The Recruit Venture Group Awards more and more significant in the industry.

“Although competition on the night is fierce, there is also a real shared appreciation in the room of each other’s achievements, because everyone knows how much hard work goes into both launching a business, and then pushing that business into growth.

“The Recruit Venture Group is a community of business opportunity, of success and innovation, and creating the conditions where people are able to flourish and fulfil their potential.

“I think the fine stories of achievement on the night were a real testament to this fact.”

 

The award winners were:

Office Support of the Year – Anna Thomas from Universal Personnel, Northampton

Office Support of the Year

Anna Thomas, Universal Personnel, Northampton

Recruitment Coordinator of the Year – Karina Jaworska from Roos Recruitment Norwich

Recruitment Coordinator of the Year

Karina Jaworska
Roos Recruitment, Norwich

3) Recruitment Innovation – Mak Healthcare, Great Yarmouth

Recruitment Innovation

Mak Healthcare
Great Yarmouth

Trainee Consultant of the Year – George Venn from Jark Worcester

Trainee Consultant of the Year

George Venn
Jark Worcester

Consultant of the Year – Irena Sabinskaite from Jark Ipswich

Consultant of the Year

Irena Sabinskaite
Jark Ipswich

Team of the Year – Got People

Team of the Year

Got People
Watford

Team of the Year – Jark Wakefiled

Team of the Year

Jark Wakefield

Boss of the Year – Kelly Cartwright from Jark Norfolk, based Norwich.

Boss of the Year

Kelly Cartwright
Jark Norfolk, Norwich

Best Client Service – Roos Recruitment, Norwich

Best Client Service

Roos Recruitment
Norwich

Best Candidate Care – Carestaff Bureau, based Hastings and Eastbourne

Best Candidate Care

Carestaff Bureau, Hastings and Eastbourne

Best Recruitment Agency to Work for – Jark Hull

Best Recruitment Agency to Work for

Sutton Recruitment, Hull

Best Newcomer – Vanta Staffing, Slough

Best Newcomer

Vanta Staffing
Slough

Recruitment Agency of the Year (up to £3M sales) – Thorne & Wait, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Recruitment Agency of the Year (up to £3M sales)

Thorne & Wait
Bicester, Oxfordshire

Recruitment Agency of the Year (up to £3M sales) Top Team Personnel, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Recruitment Agency of the Year (up to £3M sales)

Top Team Personnel, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Recruitment Agency of the Year (£3M to £6M sales) – Tomlin Personnel, Burwell, Nottinghamshire

Recruitment Agency of the Year (£3M to £6M sales)

Tomlin Personnel, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire

Recruitment Agency of the Year (£6M plus sales) – Jark Cambridge

Recruitment Agency of the Year (£6M plus sales)

Jark Cambridge

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The John Buckman Award – Mary Cox from Got People, Watford

The John Buckman Award

Mary Cox from Got People, Watford.

 

The Recruit Venture Group funds and supports independent recruitment start-ups across the UK in a joint venture model. It partners with recruitment professionals with at least a few years of experience in the sector and offers them all of the support needed to launch their own enterprise.

That includes offering 100% of the finance needed for launch, as well as offering all of the back office support like accounts, IT, payroll, HR and marketing. In 2018, The Recruit Venture Group launched three more independent recruitment start-ups, bringing the total number of businesses they partner with to 46.

 

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